Astral Transference &
"L.A. trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom seems to gravitate towards music that challenges on multiple levels...wildly ambitious... It's a fascinating blend and blur of the notated versus the improvised, and the constant shifting keeps the listener's interest at a peak level... Imagine a synthesis of Wayne Shorter's "Moto Grosso Feio," and Cecil Taylor's "Conquistador," and one knows what to expect. Recommended." *****5/5 Stars*****
—Robert Bush, All About Jazz
"Fierce and combustible, trumpeter Rosenboom holds nothing back. The occasional shifts into a straight-ahead jazz sound are almost startling. When melody becomes the focus, the results are sweetly heartbreaking."
—Bird Is The Worm
"Restless trumpeter, composer, poet, bandleader and record label entrepreneur Daniel Rosenboom tackles every one of his roles with a spirited intellect, which makes each new release a new adventure of multiple dimensions."
—S. Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews
"Astral Transference and Seven Dreams are two sides of a coin. The former a demanding chunk of avant-jazz, while the latter is more conventional … Rosenboom has hit a high point in this release, and with any luck, this is an example of much more to come."
—Mike Borella, Avant Music News
"Los Angeles trumpeter Rosenboom and his colleagues have the spark in them, the connection to that nexus where head, heart, and spirit collide. His improvisations flow with an undisputable internal logic so that every turn seems as inevitable upon hearing as it was unpredictable moments before. Whether his music shifts from a trumpet march to an electric guitar loop, from frenzy to quiet breath, from tight ensemble to bickering solos, I feel smarter and somehow better for having heard it. Great music teaches ... trains the brain. Coltrane, Dylan, Hendrix, Carla Bley, Leroy Jenkins, Bach all do this. So does Daniel Rosenboom."
—Hobert Taylor, KUCI
Blending the rhythmic counterpoint and morphing development of minimalism with the explosive freedom of creative improvisation, and the dynamic interplay of jazz with the timbral range of contemporary classical chamber music, Astral Transference & Seven Dreams are swirling, psychedelic and totally immersive sonic experiences.
Astral Transference is a 31-minute piece for jazz octet that combines "minimalist" concepts with elements of free jazz and electronic dance music, in an epic, morphing journey of groove.
Seven Dreams is a seven-movement work for quintet (trumpet, cello, piano, bass, drums) based on a poem by the same title also by Daniel Rosenboom (see below). This piece is inspired by and dedicated in gratitude to Daniel's first trumpet teacher, legendary avant-garde jazz musician, Wadada Leo Smith.
Both pieces were recorded live at Blue Whale in Downtown Los Angeles on May 7, 2014.
These recordings are completely uncut, unedited, and unabridged.
Daniel Rosenboom - Trumpet
Artyom Manukyan - Cello and FX
Joshua White - Piano
Richard Giddens - Bass
Gene Coye - Drums
Gavin Templeton - Alto Saxophone (Disc 1 - Astral Transference)
Jon Armstrong - Tenor Saxophone (Disc 1 - Astral Transference)
Alexander Noice - Electric Guitar and FX (Disc 1 - Astral Transference)
Sound Engineered by Alex Chaloff
Mixed by Daniel Rosenboom
Mastered by Stephen Marsh and Daniel Rosenboom
Photography and Design by Eron Rauch
All music composed by Daniel Rosenboom (ASCAP)
All music © Daniel Rosenboom Music (ASCAP) 2014
All rights reserved.
Daniel Rosenboom is a Yamaha Performing Artist
Orenda Records and Daniel Rosenboom would like to thank Joon Lee and all the Blue Whale staff for their ongoing support of our creative music scene in Los Angeles.
by Daniel Rosenboom
I dreamed I burst into the infinite
And in that first breath of life
Tasted vital ecstasy!
I bathed in rays of brilliant light
And reveled in the thrill of virtue,
And howling through the vast expanse
Proclaimed elated purpose!
I dreamed I was an ancient tree
And generations passed beneath my leaves.
At first I learned the many faces
But as time began to blur
All the people became like water
A nameless river through the years
Rarely resting in the afternoon shade.
I dreamed I was a winged insect
In flight for nearly all my life.
Cutting sharply in and out of corners
Whipping wild and past the wind,
And in the fleeting hours of my swift existence
I saw the world’s most micro cosmos
In colors you may never see.
I dreamed I drank the tears of Venus
As she wept for broken hearts.
Her pity flowed from a glowing pinpoint
That dangled over lovers’ eyes.
And all the while she only wished
They’d turn their eyes toward the sky
And remember she was there.
I dreamed I was a mad volcano
Throwing fire at the sky.
I emptied out my glowing soul
To raise the rocks of continents
And render forth the Earth.
And with a torch of searing tempest
Forged the path to Heaven.
I dreamed I chatted with the moon by starlight,
And she told me all her stories.
But through the eons what she longed for most
Was to feel the feet of children
Imprinting on her chalky face,
And to hear their laughter
Break the silence of her midnight.
I dreamed I was an alien
Dancing on the rings of Saturn
The heavens showered diamonds,
Painted blazing strokes across the void.
And on the wings of solar wind
I could smell the dust of bursting stars…
… it smelled like love.
I dreamed these seven dreams
Before I was a memory,
And after I was inspiration,
Somewhere in the nothingness
Where all the stones and flower petals,
All fantasies and sacred visions,
Were nothing but a whisper.
***Written in conjunction with the music of SEVEN DREAMS, May 2014
Released as a 2 CD set in a double gatefold jacket, with a 24-page full color photo booklet full of incredible artistic images by Eron Rauch from the world-premiere live performance, this double album is a beautiful collector's item, as well as an incredible listening experience.